Serenity Chronicles I: Firefly

Serenity Chronicles I: Firefly

 
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Tagline:
Once you're in Serenity you never leave...
Original Movie Title:
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Original Release Date:
2002
Original Running Time:
131
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
103
Time Cut:
34
Time Added:
6
Brief Synopsis:
The Chronicles of Serenity follows the story of Malcolm Reynolds, a soldier who fought for the losing side of the Unification War. After losing his faith in the bloodiest battle of the war, he takes to the skies in a firefly-class transport ship seeking whatever jobs he can get to keep flying. Enter a ragtag crew and some passengers with secrets of their own and you have the beginning of an epic 3-part adventure that mixes Sci-Fi and Westerns like never before.
Intention:
My purpose for this edit was not to improve on the perfection of the show Firefly. I wanted to bring a more abridged version of the story that looks closely at the effects the 'Battle of Serenity Valley' had on Mal and his inner faith, as well as the complete arc of River and the secret she carries inside of her.
Other Sources:
Firefly Score CD
Serenity Score CD
Special Thanks:
BionicBob
Release Information
NTSC DVD-5
Special Features
Trailer
Editing Details:
Added in both deleted scenes from the pilot as well as scenes from the episode 'Out of Gas'.
Cuts and Additions:
-Added text prologue explaining the war
-After the war scene, I added in the deleted aftermath scene from the DVD
-Added music to the aftermath deleted scene
-We now fast forward a year to Mal showing Zoe the ship he just bought
-Title music is a brief clip of the theme from Serenity the movie
-We watch the crew come together from the scenes of Out of Gas
-Added music to Jayne deciding to join Mal
-Following Jayne joining the crew we fast forward to "Four Years After Unification"
-Cut Simon saying the group he got involved with rescued River since this contradicts the big scene of him breaking her out in Serenity the movie.
-Cut out all commercial fades
-Inserted deleted scene with Book checking up on River and Simon researching the Battle at Serenity Valley (Added music for both scenes)
-Added the Firefly theme song as played during the credits from Serenity the movie as an intro and then after Mal speaks the last lines of the pilot the theme song as sung in the show kicks in and we see a brief look at Serenity flying before cutting to credits.
Cover art by BionicBob (DOWNLOAD HERE) image

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Refreshing fanedit to summarize Firefly's first episodes; still preserving the feel of what made Firefly in the first place.

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Great edit of a great show. Me and my family had the best time watching this. From all the browncoats I want to thank you!

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This was a damn fine fanedit. I was never really a fan of "Firefly" and it took me a while to finally watch everything. But I do love the "Serenity" movie.

This is a fairly simple edit of the pilot episode, with some excellent deleted scenes added and a few trims. An excellent primer for anybody who's never watched "Firefly" and a fun way of revisiting the show for the hardcore fans.

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Love what was done... A fresh taste of firefly.. Me and my son are watching them and both are really enjoying them. If one could Monday morning quarterback this series you would wonder if fox would have gave up on it so fast knowing the following that it has.. But i applaud the edit here, way to keep it alive... thanks again

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A great edit, I only wish the trilogy lasted longer.

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